With a view to deepening ministerial foresight on energy market security and the role of innovation to empower responsible growth, the United Arab Emirates takes over the baton from the Kingdom of Thailand to host the 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER8) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on 9-10 September 2019.
The 24th WEC, co-hosted by India will bring together IEF Energy Ministers representing Asian energy-producing and consuming nations heads of key international organizations and leaders of industry and academia to discuss the role of new technologies in a competitive and productive world energy mix, and advancing inclusive access to secure, affordable and sustainable energy services. Under the theme "Energy Security in the Age of Change: Empowering Responsible Growth in Asia and the World" the AMER8 will be held alongside the 24th World Energy Congress, building on the global energy dialogue and outcomes of the AMER7, the Katowice Climate Change Conference, the latest G20 Energy Ministers Meeting.
In the age of change, AMER8 takes note of the many new important transformative initiatives and alliances built, aiming to strengthen energy security and achieve orderly and inclusive energy sector transformations by key government and private sector stakeholders including international organisations, research centres, academia and industry in both the OECD and non-OECD regions.
Dialogue at the Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable recognises that energy security concepts and dialogue have become more forward-looking and dynamic, given the impact of the
U.S. shale oil and gas revolution, the rapid advancement of renewables and the imperative of fulfilling globally shared goals together. Empowering responsible growth in Asia and the world does not ease the burden on producers and consumers to timely mobilise investment in conventional sources of supply, advance efficiency gains and innovation in energy supply chains, and avoid market disturbances with spare capacity and emergency measures. High-level and well-informed data-driven dialogue on the role of new technologies for a more competitive and productive world energy mix and advancing inclusive access to secure, affordable, and sustainable energy services will provide a valuable opportunity to enrich perspectives and take the global dialogue forward.
Dialogue findings at AMER8 will help to inform the 17th IEF Ministerial Meeting that will be hosted by China and co-hosted by Morocco in 2020. India will seek to advance these ministerial dialogue outcomes convening the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9) in New Delhi, India in 2021, providing continuity and sharpening collective focus on relevant and common global energy security issues.
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DISCLAIMER: Except for the headline and minor editing, this write-up has been published from 'The 24th World Energy Congress Preview, April 2019'. Devdiscourse is Media Partner of World Road Congress 2019 being organized in Abu Dhabi on 9-12 September 2019.